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$3.11 / 87 octane
I don't care, I'm still gonna drive the same amount. When I need to, where I need to, other than that its GT5 for me ....
Once it hits $4/gal I will buy something a little better on gas... I get 17.7 with the truck, 19.5 with the Jeep and the wife is getting 33 / gal in her TC...
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2.98 in S/E SD, as of this morning.
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Thats just it, they keep making us change our habit because of the demand we (The United States) put on our natural resources. Hey guess what.... we did!!! We bought more fuel efficient cars, insulated our homes, replaced our old appliances, recycled our trash and yes choose paper over plastic......OOPS they did not think we would do any of that and their profits began to shrink. Its Winter here now and the rate for natural gas went up??? It goes up why???? Their answer (NiCor) because they have to buy natural gas back at a higher cost from the companies they sold it to for less during the summer. Demand is high, of coarse it is but its not running out !!!! I'm 48 and natural gas is always high during the winter like electric rates are in summer. But for the passed few year now (global warming) the seasons haven't been as demanding on our utilities as they have been. It hit 40 degrees here today and expected to go near 50 tomorrow. Make you think that Mr. Burns at the nuclear plant might shut down a cooling tower to cause a temporary shortage to get the price back up where he wants it, oh.... I mean where it should be.
A joke is a joke but blaming 3rd world countries for high gas prices is a good one, can't prove it or disprove it.....Most 3rd world countries have been trying to get out of poverty for how long now?
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Thats just it, they keep making us change our habit because of the demand we (The United States) put on our natural resources. Hey guess what.... we did!!! We bought more fuel efficient cars, insulated our homes, replaced our old appliances, recycled our trash and yes choose paper over plastic......OOPS they did not think we would do any of that and their profits began to shrink. Its Winter here now and the rate for natural gas went up??? It goes up why???? Their answer (NiCor) because they have to buy natural gas back at a higher cost from the companies they sold it to for less during the summer. Demand is high, of coarse it is but its not running out !!!! I'm 48 and natural gas is always high during the winter like electric rates are in summer. But for the passed few year now (global warming) the seasons haven't been as demanding on our utilities as they have been. It hit 40 degrees here today and expected to go near 50 tomorrow. Make you think that Mr. Burns at the nuclear plant might shut down a cooling tower to cause a temporary shortage to get the price back up where he wants it, oh.... I mean where it should be.
A joke is a joke but blaming 3rd world countries for high gas prices is a good one, can't prove it or disprove it.....Most 3rd world countries have been trying to get out of poverty for how long now?
Dude sit back turn up the heat and have a drink of your favorite adult beverage, relax Obama will fix everything.
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It's about $1.12 per litre here for 87. That makes it about... $4.23 per gallon.
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Thats just it, they keep making us change our habit because of the demand we (The United States) put on our natural resources. Hey guess what.... we did!!! We bought more fuel efficient cars, insulated our homes, replaced our old appliances, recycled our trash and yes choose paper over plastic......OOPS they did not think we would do any of that and their profits began to shrink. Its Winter here now and the rate for natural gas went up??? It goes up why???? Their answer (NiCor) because they have to buy natural gas back at a higher cost from the companies they sold it to for less during the summer. Demand is high, of coarse it is but its not running out !!!! I'm 48 and natural gas is always high during the winter like electric rates are in summer. But for the passed few year now (global warming) the seasons haven't been as demanding on our utilities as they have been. It hit 40 degrees here today and expected to go near 50 tomorrow. Make you think that Mr. Burns at the nuclear plant might shut down a cooling tower to cause a temporary shortage to get the price back up where he wants it, oh.... I mean where it should be.
A joke is a joke but blaming 3rd world countries for high gas prices is a good one, can't prove it or disprove it.....Most 3rd world countries have been trying to get out of poverty for how long now?

OMG you just yapyapyapyap so much i cant tear apart your posts to respond.

You realize the gas you buy today is also being sold to foreign countries right? Demand in China is way up so prices can go up. We don't even blame third world countries for the demand issues although I think China is a third world ****hole.

I don't even want to explain to you how it actually takes more energy to insulate/recycle. Fuel efficient cars? Only owned by a MINORITY of people. Your arguments are simply that of an uninformed american. Not saying I have all the answer either. Just everything you say is easily argued against. An earlier post you claim that with gas prices going up less people are buying gas. That's not true, gas is one of those things, much like milk and bread, that people always purchase the same amount of, with price fluctuations. YES we ***** more and yes we try to cut back but simply most people will roll over for the price changes.


It sucks but I rarely worry about gas prices. It's funny though, how BP was worrying about being able to pay for the oil spill. They pull in money hand over fist year round, they can pay for it pretty easily.



Oh and one additional thing, I kinda love high gas prices. I have no big problem paying them and my state literally shovels in the money much like oil companies. High gas prices means huge profits for my state. Means lots of money to be given out in different ways.
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Dude sit back turn up the heat and have a drink of your favorite adult beverage, relax Obama will fix everything.
HAHAHAHAHAHAH I lol'd





Anyway, NEO update: It dropped from 3.19 to 3.16-3.18 today.

It's a little better. I'm still at 1/4 tank from my last fill up for 2.98 so I will be good till the end of next week.
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Mann, you hit it right on the head!!!! The reason gas is so high is because we bend over and take up the rear like always!!!! No matter what they tell us is the reason its still our fault. 3rd world countries will never get as much press as a barrel of oil going into the $150.00 dollar range again. If I were to go out and price just a few items that I need to survive (food, housing, clothing, health care, and basic education), a 3rd world country needs oil more??? Yes we should sit back and wait for our elected officials to fix the problem they caused. But until big business gets out of the government we'll just have to make do with less of our American life style just to be able to buy gasoline to drive to work. Yeah, think about it, if you own a home (The American Dream... a house with two cars in the garage), its gone from anywhere to twice its market value in 4 years to below its market value just this week. I bought our house for $120,000 in 1993, 4 years ago it was worth 315,000 . I think its worth about 200,000 now ( according to home prices in my area) but I would not qualify to buy it because my wages hasn't doubled since I moved in. Take it to heart, 3rd world situations are what we are heading now!!! I own 3 cars, we drive two daily. Tell me just how many people in 3rd world countries have homes, jobs, streets, market places that they need to drive to? Any news footage I've seen shows me shacks upon shack built near some polluted water way, dirt roads cover with the back end of an old pick up trucks being pulled by jackass's. Show me that news footage were someone trades in that jackass at a Toyota dealer for a Yaris and then I'll feel better about the price of oil today. No matter how many reasons they come up with...prove it!!
Last summer during the hurricane season a refinery near the Gulf Port MIssissippi shut down cause of the projected path of the storm, said it was going to go inland 15 miles......The storm never made it to shore, but the price of a barrel went up $10.00 that day because they calculated the the losses due to the shut down of the refinery. Maybe I do look at it as a means of loosing some of that American Dream /Life Style I'm so used to, going backwards is not what this country was built on. A tax on tea started it all before!!!!

Happy New Year to everyone on RF...
All I ask is that you "Think" about what the cost
of oil will do to our freedoms the next few years.
The economy can't turn around if all we're doing is
paying hire prices for fuel while other loose their jobs
because no one can afford buying anything else...

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Gas in both Oswego and Yorkville, Illinois at the Mobil and the BP gas stations was $3.29 per gallon for 87 octane.

This is total BS
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Well the simple answer to why Diesel costs more now is Demand...It used to be that Diesel was used by industry,Marine vessels,Semi trucks,Tractors,Army, Navy.Then the car manufacturers started a new market,Trucks ,cars, SUV's Crossovers,*****PLEASURE VEHICLES***** MORE MARKET DEMAND = More willing to purchase. People were an easy sell on it as diesel WAS a cheaper fuel,once the new market was established the price goes up to reflect THE NEW DEMAND for the product.Throw in Peacekeeping / war raw product mining explosions,economic disturbances and voila ,it must be justified.
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Gas in both Oswego and Yorkville, Illinois at the Mobil and the BP gas stations was $3.29 per gallon for 87 octane.

This is total BS
Schaumburg is very similar
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Our was at 2.99 when i filled up wednesday and today it was 2.89
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well reading some of the responses just made me dumber..


but gas around here is 3.09 a gallon and diesel is about 3.51
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around 3.08 now in central ohio, dont know what diesel is, not many diesel stations in my area, and not having a diesel tends to make me not pay much attention to it. probly around 3.50 would be my guess.
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Yeah, Nothing happened.... we didn't bomb anything in Iraq, no tanker ran aground somewhere, the storm out east moved out to the ocean and yes ...its still a holiday weekend. How did it drop you ask??? WEll....we're not using it fast enough for them!!!! The DOE (Department Of Energy) said this week our supply of crude oil is at its highest level this year. The refineries have no place to store it so the tankers can't get into port to off load the crude from OPEC (OIL Producing European Countries) . Think of it like an "all you can eat" restaurant, if its dinner time and the lines out the door and the flow is steady...you can charge what ever you want. But if the line begins to shrink but your still making food for the dinner trays but those trays are still full from before and you can't stop the process because it cost to much and takes to long to stop and start it up again!!!! What do you do????? Simple.....you just lower the price on the all you can eat dinner menu...in our case gas.!!!! There is so much crude waiting off shores to get to our refineries that the tankers aren't getting back to the oil rich OPEC countries fast enough. I don't know if its true but I read somewhere that it takes 15 days for a tanker to complete one trip, any longer then that the OPEC starts loosing money. So they (OPEC) dropped the price of a barrel of crude so the refineries could buy more at a lower price so they can charge less to the gas station and the gas station charge less for their products. I didn't fill up this week but we did go out last night for dinner, prices were down and the station I passed were full.....It was New Years Eve....
I know I'll need gas soon in one of our cars so maybe if the price is lower I'll fill it up this time. My last 16 gallon purchase was $52.00.
Back when it was over $4.00 per gallon I was filling up at half a tank. I use a credit card that gives me cash back on the purchase so it makes the cost less somewhere down the line.

Happy New Years.....
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you realize that OPEC stands for The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries right?


just stop posting.
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the members of OPEC are Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela. I'm no geography expert..but i dont think any of those are in Europe..
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OPEC (OIL Producing European Countries)
HAHAHAHAHAHA WTF



Anyway, I paid $3.15 today near Cleveland. I saw it at $3.05 down the road from there and $3.05 last night near the party I was at about 20 minutes away. Still $3.18 in town though :(

@John: Your rants are very entertaining. I don't know what you are expecting this to do. Gas was up to $4-5 a gallon back in 05-06 and I saw no "makings of a revolution". I don't care how bad the economy or government gets, there is no way that our fat lazy asses are gonna start rioting and revolting. It's not gonna happen.
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3.08 in motor city today. diesel was 3.40 something. which sucks, cause i need gas this week.
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there is no way that our fat lazy asses are gonna start rioting and revolting. It's not gonna happen.
and that is exactly why the Govt gets away with the things they do. if we stopped having that attitude, we could actually change something, instead of acting complacent children.
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and that is exactly why the Govt gets away with the things they do. if we stopped having that attitude, we could actually change something, instead of acting complacent children.
Nothing will happen if everyone riots and doesn't get gas for a week. First of all you could never get enough people to make any damage of anything and second if you were to get everyone to stop buying gas for a week, the day everyone goes to get gas again it will be $20 a gallon just because they can. Rioting and revolting against gas companies will get you no where.

Anyway gas went up $0.15 - $0.20 in the two days since I got gas last. Its gonna cost about $100 to fill the 150 now. SWEET!!
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and that is exactly why the Govt gets away with the things they do. if we stopped having that attitude, we could actually change something, instead of acting complacent children.
This reminds me of how much Illinois blows
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e85 is a joke!

true more ethanol in the gas makes it run cleaner but drops gas mileage...which = more gas being used. which puts us back at square one lmao!

hawaii you can choose between ethanol blend or pure gas.
We have a e85 station where I go to school and i've been wondering if once gas gets so high would it be better to buy e85. Its only about 3mpg less than gas but if the price of gas gets ridiculous it might be cheaper to buy the less expensive and efficient e85 over the more expensive and efficient gas.

If it hits 3.50 a gallon I might fill up on e85 and try it out.

And a update it was 3.19 USD last time I checked.
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the news is saying unleaded will be around $3.75 by summer and near $5.00 for 2012. Wish i could get my hands on a VW Lupo for a work car. 75 mpg would be nice.
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$3.11 at wawa
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